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Algarve Cup 2013: By the Numbers

2013 Algarve Cup Logo

by Brandi Ortega

The 20th edition of the Algarve Cup opens up on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. In addition to featuring top-ranked teams including the United States, Japan and current titleholders Germany, this year’s tournament also features the first International Women’s Football Seminar staged by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Read more

USWNT Algarve Cup Matches to Air on Pay-Per-View

by Brandi Ortega

Integrated Sports has announced it will air all four U.S. Women’s National Team matches at the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. All major cable and satellite providers will air the matches live for a suggested retail price of $14.95 per match.

Eurosport announced it had obtained the exclusive rights to air the Algarve Cup matches in Europe, but legal access to Eurosport channels is not available in the U.S. Previously, Al Bann Media held the exclusive rights to air the USWNT’s games in the U.S. Investors backed out and Al Bann decided not go through with its production and broadcast.

I spoke to Doug Jacobs, founder of Integrated Sports Media, about pricing pay-per-view games, his company’s future plans for airing women’s soccer and the production behind the matches. Read more